DIY BB Gun Target

Sarah Cook
by Sarah Cook
2 Materials
2 Hours

When my son received his first BB Gun this past Christmas, we decided to create a DIY target for him to practice shooting with. It was really simple, with just a few wood boards, some empty tin cans, rope and a little paint!

First I cut the boards to create the frame for the target. I used what I had on hand in the scrap pile which turned out to be a few 2x2 boards and a 1x2 for the top. I assembled them to sort of resemble a mini soccer goal.

After assembling the frame, I painted it white.

Holes were drilled in the top so that we could thread some thin nylon rope down and hang soup cans on them. I spray painted the cans white and numbered them using a stencil and orange spray paint.

We notched a groove in the top board so that the discs could be wedged in them.

And that was it! We set up the target, donned our protective gear went over the shooting rules with our son. Now it's time to practice!

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Suggested materials:
  • Wood
  • Tin cans
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  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jul 03, 2017
    Hi! Would you have the dimensions for the pieces you cut to make the BB Gun target? Thanks for any help!

  • Blang Blang on Oct 03, 2020

    Did you make the discs

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on May 07, 2015
    This is really cool! Never thought I'd think "how cute is that BB gun target?" ;D

  • Blang Blang on Oct 03, 2020

    I’m gonna build this in my unique way thank u so much for the idea the cans hanging ...dope🤗🥳😱👏🏻🤜🏻🤛🏻🖖🏻🤞🤞🤞🤙🤙🤚🖐”slap”